Disinfo: Americans believe that treating old people is stupid from the point of view of profit

Summary

Americans believe that treating old people is stupid: the Western world looks at everything from the point of view of profit.

Disproof

Recurring narrative about US and EU as entities interested in profit, not in protecting people from diseases. See here a similar case claiming that both EU and US put the profit before health.

The article from Washington Post to which Ehomd.info refers is made up by answers of doctors from different hospitals in United States to questions put by WP reporter, about the ways of protecting the medical workers by prioritising the treatment methods.

There is no mention about any decision to stop resuscitation practices, nor about the age of patients. The article does not mention the costs of treatment.

publication/media

  • Reported in: Issue 192
  • DATE OF PUBLICATION: 06/04/2020
  • Language/target audience: Russian
  • Country: US
  • Keywords: coronavirus

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